Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Grossman to OKC

Robbie Grossman has been sent down to Triple-A Oklahoma City, with a corresponding move coming today. Grossman hit .198/.310/.243 with 31K:16BB in 131 plate appearances in his first stint in the Majors. Take out his 2x5, two-double Major League debut, and Grossman hit .189/.306/.217.

This likely means Brandon Barnes and his .323/.405/.477 will rightly see more time in the outfield. As for the corresponding move, my money is on Josh Fields coming back to the big club. Fields went on the DL with a forearm strain on April 8 after pitching in two games. He's been on an extended rehab assignment since May 10, pitching in two games for Quad Cities, and five games for Corpus.

UPDATE: Brad Peacock has been called up to replace Robbie Grossman.

Just part of the game, part of the business. If I played better it wouldn’t matter, but it is what it is.

Peacock got optioned to OKC after posting a 9.41 ERA. While at OKC, Peacock made four starts, throwing 21.2IP, 18H/12ER, 27K:9BB for a 4.91 ERA/1.25 WHIP. In his last start, on May 24 at Iowa, he allowed 4H/5ER, 8K:4BB in 5.2IP.